ProSalud

The ProSalud Project exists to create a holistic community health model that will help families to develop healthier lifestyles in a number of ways: physically, emotionally, sexually, environmentally, and spiritually. Community health programs in slums have been shown to have a dramatic impact in fighting easily preventable diseases. Providing public health education; promoting sanitation, hygiene and safe drinking water; engaging in prevention and home-based care; and, most importantly, training community health promoters and involving residents in public health campaigns, is a low-cost, effective way to improve slum health conditions.

IMG_1396ProSalud primarily focuses on preventing common diseases; reducing health costs; connecting families to existing health services; encouraging holistic community health; emotional health recovery; building social capital and increasing civic participation via small community projects.

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